Primary immune responses to human CMV: a critical role for IFN-gamma-producing CD4+ T cells in protection against CMV disease.


The correlates of protective immunity to disease-inducing viruses in humans remain to be elucidated. We determined the kinetics and characteristics of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in the course of primary CMV infection in asymptomatic and symptomatic recipients of renal transplants. Specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL… (More)

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